Online sinds: 2018-03-05

Jobtype: Vast

Sector: FMCG

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Entrepreneurial project manager with purchasing experience in fruit

Our client is an international food group based in Flanders.


In order to further support the growth, the division team coordinating the activities on an international level is looking for a (m/f)



Entrepreneurial project manager with purchasing experience in fruit


Job description


  • You will be responsible for buying fruit and play the interface between third party fruit suppliers located worldwide and operating sites of the company in Europe.
  • You will ensure the availability of product according to specified quality standards and manage supply chain and stock levels.
  • You will develop new supplier partnerships and identify best options matching suppliers and customer needs. You will negotiate prices, payment terms and delivery conditions with these suppliers in order to optimize the profitability of the category.
  • You will follow up purchasing contracts and maintain supplier’s relationship and performance data (KPIs, certification, audit report, quality standards, specifications,…).
  • You will develop and follow up the correct KPIs in your area of responsibilities.
  • You will align optimal purchasing strategy with internal stakeholders: Supply Chain, R&D, S&OP, Sales, Finance, Manufacturing.
  • You will participate to portfolio strategy by funneling information from market/suppliers.
  • You will report directly to the International Product Manager Fruit.




  • Graduate with a strong academic background, ideally with a Masteres degree.
  • 5+ years purchasing experience in fruits.
  • Experience of working across international timelines and communities.
  • Comfortable within a matrix structure in a multinational environment and capable of managing virtual teams.
  • A pioneer with a creative and open mind, capable to initiate new projects, structures and change.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant markets. Experience with crop related markets is a strong plus.
  • Strategic vision, capable of effectively translating it into realistic projects.
  • The English language is essential. Ideally second and third language is an advantage.
  • Willing to travel frequently (up to 40%).




  • A challenging newly created position within an ambitious international organization and the opportunity to build up the fruit team.
  • A company culture with room for personal engagement and entrepreneurship.
  • A competitive salary with a fringe benefits package.




Please send your cv and application letter to Hudson, att. Mieke Quatacker, Moutstraat 56, B-9000 Ghent, tel. +32 9 242 53 71, email, Do not forget to mention reference number BE763387.


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